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John A De Goes

I love startups, technology, and science. I write about geeky stuff. Mostly.

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Recent Articles

Dear Engineer: So, You Wanna Become an Entrepreneur?

Lots of engineers have gone from coding to business-building, but it's not an easy transition.

Five Weird Tricks to Incite Hatred and Piss Off Everyone

Too much love in the world? Follow these five easy tricks to inflaming emotions and making enemies.

Stop Being "Nice" and Just Tell the Fucking Truth Already

Telling the truth, even if it's unpleasant, can sometimes be the nicest thing you can do for someone.

10 Lessons I Learned from Doing My First Real Startup

Personal and business lessons learned from my experiences funding, growing, and selling Precog.

Newtypes Aren't As Cool As You Think

Why newtyping that next data type may not buy you as much as you think it does.